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Saturday, April 9
 

10:00am

HackPSU
On April 9th, five-hundred students from across the region will come together for 24 hours of creation, innovation and fun. Anyone is welcome to join, from seasoned coding veterans to first-time hackers from any major or field. Discover how you can create change by developing technology to solve real world problems, get mentored by industry professionals, and enjoy tons of free food, free stuff, and awesome prizes!

HackPSU is organized by Innoblue Entrepreneurship with support from IST Startup Week, Penn State EdTech Network, College of Engineering and College of Information Sciences and Technology.

For more info.: http://hackpsu.org

Contact Jen Platt, Director of HackPSU, for information on travel reimbursement for Penn State students. jen@innoblue.org

#hackyvalley





Saturday April 9, 2016 10:00am - Sunday April 10, 2016 4:00pm
Smeal Business Building
 
Monday, April 11
 

9:00am

Jeff Almoney (Global Director, General Motors Information Technology)

Speakers
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Jeff Almoney

Global Director, General Motors Information Technology, '80
Jeff is the global director of global brands architecture at General Motors Information Technology.  Formerly, Jeff was the senior vice president and chief technology and information officer at Telebeam, Inc., a telecommunications start up providing communications services using data-based technologies. Prior to Telebeam, he was the vice president and chief technology officer at The Reynolds and Reynolds Company where his... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 9:00am - 9:55am
206 IST Building

9:05am

Pamela Sorensen (Founder, Pamela's Punch, LLC & Punch Enterprises, LLC)
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Lynne Sorensen

Pamela Lynne Sorensen

Founder of Pamela's Punch, LLC & Punch Enterprises, LLC, '94
Pamela is the founder of Pamela's Punch, LLC, a leading online source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of the social, professional, and philanthropic scene in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and coming soon, New York City. Pamela attended the Pennsylvania State University where she was a Tri-Delta and earned a B.A. in Speech Communications. After graduation, Pamela continued to reside in the northern... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 9:05am - 11:00am
317 Willard Building

12:30pm

Chandra McMahon (Corporate Keynote, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Verizon)

Speakers
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Chandra McMahon

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Verizon, Corporate Keynote
Chandra McMahon is senior vice president and Chief Information Security Officer for Verizon. She is responsible for setting information security strategy, policy, standards, architecture and processes. McMahon and her team work with and across Verizon’s business units to protect its customers and its leading networks. | | Prior to joining Verizon, McMahon held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Lockheed Martin including... Read More →


Monday April 11, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

2:30pm

Nick Keesey (CEO, My Ticket Perks), Joe Sinclair (Founder/CEO, Solid Dynamics, LLC), and Luke Yost (Intern, Parker Hannifin)

Speakers
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Nick Keesey

CEO, My Ticket Perks, KNG Strategies, Happy Valley Tickets
Nick is a Serial Entrepreneur and expert in the secondary ticket market. He has Co-Founded four ticketing websites: CollegeTicketOffice.com, HappyValleyTickets.com,  AllProTix.com, and MyTicketPerks.com. He is also Co-Founder of KNGStrategies.com, a consulting firm specializing in e-commerce and digital marketing. Watch Nick Keesey's talk here  
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Joseph Sinclair

Founder and CEO, Solid Dynamics, LLC
Joseph Sinclair is a native of Reading Pennsylvania. He graduated high school in 2012 and beginning his college career at Reading Area Community College. Joseph later transferred to Penn State Berks as an undecided engineering major. He began excelling through the engineering course work and made his way to Penn State Main graduating in 2015 with Bachelors degrees in mechanical engineering as well as nuclear engineering. | | During his time at... Read More →
avatar for Luke Yost

Luke Yost

New Product Development Engineering Intern, Parker Hannifin
Luke Yost is an undergraduate student studying Materials Science at Penn State University. He has been a part of several startups focused around diverse technology commercialization. He background includes robotics, 3D printing/additive manufacturing, healthcare tech, and defense.


Monday April 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
205 IST Building

4:15pm

SBDC: First Steps Seminar
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Visit: http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/the-first-step-of-starting-a-business-special-penn-state-student-faculty-seminar/

Free to Penn State Students and Faculty

For more information, visit:
http://sbdc.psu.edu/events/the-first-step-of-starting-a-business-special-penn-state-student-faculty-seminar/

Held during Penn State IST Startup Week

Have you always had a dream to start your own business but didn’t know where to start?  This workshop will help aspiring entrepreneurs to begin the process of successful business ownership, including evaluating business ideas, developing a business plan, and exploring financing options.

 Learn from a business consultant about:

  • lifestyle requirements of business owners
  • how to assess the feasibility of your business idea
  • the legal and tax implications of owning a business
  • how to develop a business plan
  • how to compile a bank-ready financial package
  • how to market your product or service
  • the health and safety regulations that may apply to your business
  • why both a marketing and financial plan are needed
  • where to find other resources that may help you succeed




Monday April 11, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building
 
Tuesday, April 12
 

10:30am

iTech Propose an App Challenge for High School Students
Join the IST Propose an App Challenge! We want to see how you want to change the world with technology.  Students in the College of IST are constantly being challenged to look critically at the problems we face in our world today, and develop technological solutions for them.  We want to challenge YOU to think like an IST Student! Choose a problem in our world to focus on, dream up an app solution, and then submit your idea! It's as easy as that, and anyone can do it!

Visit: http://ist.psu.edu/itech-challenge

Watch Propose an App Challenge here

Tuesday April 12, 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm
Heritage Hall 134 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

12:00pm

Innovation Expo
The Interactive Innovation Expo sponsored by Verizon is a University-wide event designed to showcase innovative technology companies and allow students to better understand how these companies leverage entrepreneurial thinking to develop cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Verizon
Will present product demonstrations:
Oculus Rift – Next Generation Virtual Reality        
Go90 – Social Entertainment Platform        
Liquid Image – 4G LTE Wearable Camera        
Verizon Share –  P2P Sharing w/ Scooter Demo        
ThingSpace – Internet of Things (IoT) Development Platform (Monitor/Laptop)        
AgTech in Action – Video (Monitor/Laptop)   
Verizon Innovation Program

Ciena
Ciena will explore how pioneering innovation driven by the telecommunications industry, including programmable platforms, affect today’s technologies.

Penn State Maker Commons
littleBits are a unique product in that they are modular electronics comprised of inputs and outputs. These inputs and outputs can be combined in hundreds of different ways through simple magnetic connections.

Tuesday April 12, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Heritage Hall 134 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

3:00pm

Margaret J. King and Jaime O'Boyle (Senior Analyst and Director, Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis)
Speakers
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Margaret J. King and Jaime O'Boyle

Senior Analyst and Director, Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis
Jamie O'Boyle is Senior Analyst at the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis, a Philadelphia-based think tank that studies how consumers determine value in products, concepts, experiences, and ideas. He has conducted cross-cultural field studies and written on global culture from areas as wide-ranging as the Middle East, Southeast Asia, East Africa, the former Soviet Union, England, and Northern Ireland. He developed the complex systems... Read More →


Tuesday April 12, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
122 Business Building

5:00pm

Supply Chain Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest
http://www.smeal.psu.edu/cscr/pitch/

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Welcome/Program Introductions

Steve Tracey, Executive Director, Center for Supply Chain Research
Shawn Clark, Interim Director, Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Keynote Presentation
Art Mesher, Chancellor, Clean Sl8 DNA

6:05 PM – 7:25 PM Final Round Contestant Presentations
3 to 4 team finalists
5 minute presentation, 10 minute Q&A

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Award Ceremony & Networking Reception
Judges’ deliberation and selection
First place and runner up announced during reception

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the CSCR corporate sponsors, KANE is Able, SDI, and Lansdale Warehouse, along with Art Mesher, CleanSlate, our keynote speaker, for their generosity and willingness to help cultivate Penn State students' entrepreneurial spirit by funding the 2016 Supply Chain Entrepreneurship 'Pitch' Contest.


Tuesday April 12, 2016 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Steimer Auditorium Forest Resources Building
 
Wednesday, April 13
 

10:10am

10:10am

Rachel Freiberg and Zack Perl (Co-founders, myentourage, Inc.)
Speakers
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Rachel Freiberg

Co-founder and CEO, myentourage Inc.
At just 28 years old, Rachel Freiberg holds the title of CEO and co-founder of myentourage Inc., a social mobile app centered around making in-the-moment social decisions with your friends. By providing a real time view of social scenes around you, it takes the guesswork out of knowing where to go. From a business perspective, myentourage also plans to close the gap on the widespread advertising challenge of proving social ROI. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Zack Perl

Zack Perl

Co-founder and CBO, myentourage Inc.
Zack Perl, a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur, is the co-founder and Chief Brand Officer of myentourage and founder of thebacyard studio. Zack started his entrepreneurial career as the co-founder of Spinkid Entertainment, a live-production and event-hosting company, catering to north of 2000 people per event. Post college, Zack founded thebacyard, a multi-media production studio in the heart of New York City creating narrative media content... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 10:10am - 11:00am
110 IST Building

12:20pm

Darrin Austin (Sales Director, Nokia)
Speakers
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Darrin Austin

Sales Director, Nokia
Darrin has been in the wireless industry for over 25 years working in a variety of sales, technical sales, and sales management positions with large U.S. wireless service providers.  He is currently a Sales Director with Nokia based in Rochester, NY.  Darrin is also an Adjunct Professor teaching Emerging Wireless Technologies in the Telecom and Network Management Graduate Program at Syracuse University.  He has been involved in... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 12:20pm - 1:00pm
110 IST Building

12:20pm

Austin McChord (Chief Innovator, Datto)

Speakers
avatar for Austin McChord

Austin McChord

Chief Innovator, Datto
Austin is the chief innovator and driving force behind Datto. When Austin founded Datto in 2007 his goal was to create the best backup and disaster recovery (BDR) and business continuity (BC) solution available; he succeeded. Concurrently, he has led Datto to incredible growth. | | Datto has made the coveted Inc. 500 for three consecutive years, in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The company has also received numerous industry awards, for company growth... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 12:20pm - 1:10pm
202 IST Building

2:30pm

Kim Kingsley (Chief Operating Officer, POLITICO)

Speakers
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Kim Kingsley

Chief Operating Officer, POLITICO, '02
Kim Kingsley is the Chief Operating Officer for POLITICO, a nonpartisan, Washington-based political media company. Kingsley, one of the first senior managers hired by the company in 2006, oversees all of POLITICO’s strategic and business operations. Kingsley has expertise in editorial, marketing, business and strategy, making her one of the rare new-media thinkers with a 360-degree understanding of how to envision, build and run a... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

4:15pm

Joe Battista (Owner, PRAGMATIC Passion Consulting)

Speakers
avatar for Joe Battista

Joe Battista

Owner, PRAGMATIC Passion Consulting
Joe Battista is a 1983 graduate of Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, was an original member of the Lion Ambassadors, and Captain of the Penn State Hockey team. He is currently the Owner of PRAGMATIC Passion Consulting. He was Vice-President of Hockey and Business Administration for the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL from 2013-2015. He also worked for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL from 1982-1985. For 26 years, from 1987-2013... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
206 IST Building

4:15pm

Mitch Cohen (Vice Chairman, PwC)

Speakers
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Mitch Cohen

Vice Chairman, PwC, '81
Mitch is the Vice Chairman of PwC and is responsible for a variety of activities related to the US firm's involvement in PwC's global network. He is also the firm's Vice Chairman for New York Metro. | | Mitch has been with PwC for 33 years, and have been a partner for the past 22 years. During this time I have served a number of Fortune 500 telecom and technology clients. Mitch has also held a variety of industry leadership roles. Mitch was... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

4:15pm

R.T. Custer (Co-founder and CEO, Vortic Watches)
Speakers
avatar for R.T. Custer

R.T. Custer

Co-founder and CEO, Vortic Watch Company, '14
Growing up on a small Christmas Tree farm in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, and being a part of the 4th generation of his family to run the farm, R.T. has always had a passion for entrepreneurship and the American ideal of building a life for oneself. R.T. currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado where Vortic is located. R.T. graduated from Penn State with a degree in Industrial Engineering and minors in Leadership and Entrepreneurship. In... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 4:15pm - 5:30pm
203 IST Building

6:00pm

IdeaMakers Challenge

Cross-college teams identify a big problem and a potential solution, then pitch their idea to a panel of industry judges.

Only caveat is that the solution must leverage information technology as a key component of the business model.

This is an idea pitch and not a business plan competition, so we are looking for teams that are in the early stages of figuring out how to solve a big problem.

Visit: http://ideamakers.ist.psu.edu/

Watch the iDeaMaker Challenge here

Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

6:30pm

Keith Deaven (Co-founder, Mediabarn) and Sara Mastro (Lead Digital Agency Team, Mediabarn)
Speakers
avatar for Keith Deaven

Keith Deaven

Co-founder, Mediabarn, '90
Keith is responsible for co-founding Mediabarn, a company that specializes in UX research, design, and staff augmentation. As CEO and co-founder, he has led Mediabarn through ten successful years. Mediabarn's longevity can be attributed to the fine-tuning of an innovative business model which combines the benefits of a user experience research practice, creative agency, and placement services firm under one roof. Keith has built the... Read More →
avatar for Sara Mastro

Sara Mastro

Leader Digital Agency Team, Mediabarn
Sara Mastro is responsible for leading Mediabarn's Digital Agency teams that create intuitive user experiences for their clients’ websites and applications. Her extensive background in design and research is the basis for a methodology that creates smart user experiences that win the loyalty of their users. Sara began her career at Texas Instruments, developing branding and conducting market research for their personal product... Read More →


Wednesday April 13, 2016 6:30pm - 7:45pm
205 IST Building
 
Thursday, April 14
 

11:15am

Jake Stein (Co-founder and COO, RJMetrics)
Speakers
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Jake Stein

Co-founder and COO, RJMetrics
Jake is co-founder and COO of RJMetrics, where he personally sold, implemented, and supported the first 50 customers. Jake previously worked in venture capital, started a landscaping business in high school, and was the 44th ranked table tennis player under 21 in New Jersey; achievements of which he is equally proud. He graduated from Wharton with high honors and a degree in entrepreneurship and finance.


Thursday April 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
110 IST Building

11:15am

Scott Sorochak (Executive Sales, Blarney Ventures)
Speakers
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Scott Sorochak

Executive Sales, Blarney Ventures
Scott Sorochak has recently joined Blarney Ventures, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He has over 25 years of executive sales, marketing and operational leadership experience in consumer Internet, wireless and enterprise SaaS global organizations. His key focus has been on assisting startups and early stage companies go from $0 to over $100M in revenue and building A+ cross departmental teams. He has helped startup companies raise... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
101 Thomas Building

1:00pm

Think B1G Workshop: Landing a Role at a Startup
Watch the Think BIG workshop here

Learn what it takes to land internships and entry level positions at high-growth startups.


DISCOVER:
  • What startups are looking for
  • The importance of project-based experience
  • Key skills to develop and build while you are still in college
  • Where to find opportunities
  • Best practices for communicating with startups
RSVP: https://goo.gl/StauLV


Speakers
avatar for Michael Gaiss

Michael Gaiss

Founder, ThinkB1G and Entrepreneur in Residence, Venture Development Center
Michael is the founder of ThinkB1G and currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at the  Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston. ThinkB1G helps startups and high-growth companies excel at university recruiting and win the war for top talent. | | To date, ThinkB1G worked with such companies as Cask, Clever, Cogito, DataXu, Edmodo, Exablox, FindTheBest, Handy, HubSpot, Imprivata, Localytics, NuoDB, OwnerIQ... Read More →



Thursday April 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

1:00pm

Dan Holt (CEO, BillHero)
Speakers
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Dan Holt

CEO, BillHero
Busy building "the" ultimate payment solution for America! Concurrently, Dan serves on boards, mentors, and volunteers his expertise and experience in entrepreneurship, payments, banking, and security. | | Holt joined the U.S. Air Force 20 years ago and whether he was representing the United States, serving as an Officer in Nuclear Operations, or serving the banking industry, it has always been about service to others. After 8 years of... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
203 IST Building

1:00pm

Frank Igwe (President, Moravia Health)

Speakers
avatar for Frank Igwe

Frank Igwe

President, Moravia Health, '07
C. Frank Igwe is founder and President of Moravia Health, a full service Medicare & Medicaid Home Health Agency, licensed by the State of Pennsylvania. Founded in 2012, it serves over 200 patients in the Philadelphia area. He believes that healthcare is a basic human right, and lives by the words “do well by doing good”. Frank is committed to serving “the least of these”, by providing the highest quality of care... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:15pm
206 IST Building

2:30pm

Bob Morgan (Co-founder and CEO, MorganFranklin) and Andrew Pitz (Associate, Transamerica Ventures)

Speakers
avatar for Bob Morgan

Bob Morgan

Co-founder and CEO, MorganFranklin, '89
Bob Morgan is co-founder and chief executive officer of MorganFranklin. Since MorganFranklin was founded, Morgan has been responsible for directing corporate strategies and leading the company from a startup to a mature organization with global reach. | | Bob's primary focus is developing strategies to grow and improve the company while ensuring that the MorganFranklin team is aligned with the vision of surpassing clients... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Pitz

Andrew Pitz

Associate, Transamerica Ventures, '09
Andrew Pitz is an Associate at Transamerica Ventures, the corporate VC arm of Transamerica and Aegon, two large insurance and asset management firms. At Transamerica Ventures, he focuses on sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, developing and growing portfolio companies and supporting all other fund activities. Andrew recently led Transamerica’s investments in PolicyGenius, a NYC-based digital insurance... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

2:30pm

Chris Fanini (Co-founder and CTO, Weebly)

Speakers
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Chris Fanini

Co-founder and CTO, Weebly, IST ’12
Fanini is the co-founder and chief technical officer of Weebly, a tech start-up based out of San Francisco. Weebly is an extremely simple and powerful way for anyone to create a website, blog or online store. More than 20 million people have created a website with Weebly, and 12 percent of the U.S. population visits a Weebly website every month.Chris grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and attended Pennsbury High School. While in high school... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm
202 IST Building

4:00pm

David Rusenko (Co-founder and CEO, Weebly)

Speakers
avatar for David Rusenko

David Rusenko

Co-founder and CEO, Weebly, IST '07
David Rusenko is the CEO and co-founder of Weebly, a tech start-up based out of San Francisco, California. Weebly enables anyone to create a unique, high quality site with no HTML experience. Today, over 100 million people a month visit one of the 20 million sites created on Weebly-60% of people starting a site on Weebly are entrepreneurs.Rusenko was named to the Forbes “30 under 30” list in 2011 and 2012. He is also the youngest... Read More →


Thursday April 14, 2016 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cybertorium 113 IST Building

6:00pm

Speaker Reception (Private Event)
Thursday April 14, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, April 15
 

9:00am

Student Entrepreneurship Summit

The goal of the Student Entrepreneurship Summit at University Park is to connect entrepreneurial students from across the PSU commonwealth and to share lessons learned and best practices in the realm of student entrepreneurship. The Summit will include an entrepreneurial “Fireside Chat” with key student ecosystem organizers, presentations from commonwealth campuses on their respective entrepreneurial climates, and mini-keynotes from startup founders on how they balance the student and entrepreneurial lifestyles. This event is sponsored by Invent Penn State and Innoblue.

Watch the Student Entrepreneurship Summit here

Keynote Panelists: 

Dr. Eric Barron, President Penn State University

Dr. Neil Sharkey, Vice President of Research

Madlyn Hanes, Vice President of Commonwealth Campuses

Anne Hoag, Director of Intercollege Minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI)

Link: Invent.psu.edu; Innoblue.org


Friday April 15, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Alumni Hall 129 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

12:00pm

Evan Stites-Clayton (Co-founder and CTO, Teespring)

Speakers
avatar for Evan Stites-Clayton

Evan Stites-Clayton

Co-founder and CTO, Teespring
Evan is a graduate from Brown University from the class of 2011. He is the Co-founder and CTO at Teespring. Teespring is a platform that makes it easy for anyone to create and sell high-quality products people love, with no cost or risk. Over the past 4 years Teespring has shipped more than 12 million t shirts across the globe. 20 people sold more than 1 million dollars of product in the year of 2014. | | Watch Evan Stites-Clayton's talk here


Friday April 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Alumni Hall 129 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

1:15pm

Greg Duffy (Founder, Stealth Startup)

Speakers
avatar for Greg Duffy

Greg Duffy

Founder, Stealth Startup
Greg Duffy is the founder of Stealth Startup. Previously, he was the founder and CEO at Dropcam which sold to Google’s Nest for $555 million dollars. Dropcam is the award-winning WiFi video camera and cloud service made for keeping an eye on your home, kids and pets from anywhere. Greg was previously a Software Engineer at Xobni, Microsoft, IBM and Aldor Solutions. He was also the Founder and Leader Software Engineer at NCF Technology which... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Alumni Hall 129 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

2:15pm

Steve Huffman (Co-founder, Reddit and Hipmunk)

Speakers
avatar for Steve Huffman

Steve Huffman

Co-founder, Reddit and Hipmunk
Steve Huffman is co-founder of reddit.com, a social news site and one of the largest communities online. Steve created Reddit with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian. Reddit was initially funded by Y-Combinator in 2005 and has grown to over 5 billion page-views and 100  million visitors per month. In October of 2006, Reddit was acquired by Conde Nast Publications. | | In 2010, Huffman co-founded Hipmunk, a travel search... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Alumni Hall 129 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

3:00pm

Daniel Kan (Co-founder and COO, Cruise Automation)

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Kan

Daniel Kan

Co-founder and COO, Cruise Automation
Daniel is co-founder and COO at Cruise Automation. Cruise Automation is one of the first companies in American to sell self-driving car technologies. Cruise Automation recently sold to General Motors for over $1 billion dollars. | | Daniel was the co-founder of Exec a company that providesfully vetted professional and trained cleaners. | | Daniel graduated from the college of Claremont McKenna College with a bachelors in Economics and... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Alumni Hall 129 Hetzel Union Building-HUB

4:00pm

Emmett Shear (CEO, Twitch)

Speakers
avatar for Emmett Shear

Emmett Shear

CEO, Twitch
Emmett Shear is founder and  CEO of Twitch, the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. Mr. Shear is also co-founder of Justin.tv and a part-time partner at venture capital firm Y Combinator, where he advises fledgling startups on product and strategy. Mr. Shear graduated from Yale University in 2005 and in 2012 was included in Forbes Magazine on their 30 under 30 list. Twitch launched in 2011, and in 2014 The Wall... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Alumni Hall 129 Hetzel Union Building-HUB